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Estrada and Fuqua Receive Mississippi Arts Commission Grant

Visual Resources Specialist & Gallery Curator, Frank Estrada, has been awarded the Artist Mini-Grant this year from the Mississippi Arts Commission. Instructional Assistant Professor of Art & Director of Museum Studies, Kariann Fuqua, has been awarded a Visual Artist Fellowship Grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. These grants are a portion of the more than […]


2022 Exhibitions

Spring Exhibitions January 18–February 18 Michael Behle, “A Return to Seeing” (View Photos) March 7–11 BFA Thesis Exhibition (Group 1) – Lindsay Martin, Reception: Monday, March 7, 5–7 PM – Abigail Babaz, Reception: Tuesday, March 8, 5–7 PM – Sadie Smith, Reception: Wednesday, March 9, 5–7 PM (View Photos) March 21–25 BFA Thesis Exhibition (Group […]


Q&A with Ashley Smith (MFA Sculpture)

What type of artwork do you create and can you explain your process? I work in both 2D and 3D. I make cast iron and forged sculptures alongside several rust prints. My process is pretty fun, I get to play with fire! I start by making patterns out of crumpled paper, and then I take […]


Q&A with Madeline McMahan (MFA Painting)

What type of artwork do you create and can you explain your process? In my current work, I am combining digital collage and digital-based prints with painting. I’ll gather all these photographs that I’ve taken and collage them together in Photoshop. Then I print them out on a large-format Epson printer. I seal the prints […]


Q&A with Julianna Coleman (BFA Ceramics)

Could you explain your process? I begin my vessels by throwing the base on the wheel to create a more structurally sound base. I then complete the pieces with large slabs which help me gain height. Which artists do you look to for inspiration? I few artists I look to are Sara Ballek, Soojin Choi, […]


Q&A with Neely Mullen (BFA Graphic Design)

What type of artwork do you create? Although my emphasis is in graphic design, the BFA program has really helped me to think about how my work can be expanded into other formats. The program is very interdisciplinary, and a lot of my current work is focused on exploring the intersections between painting. drawing, and […]


Q&A with Taylor Skelton (BFA Painting)

Which professors inspired you the most? Professors Philip Jackson and Karen Fuqua push me beyond my limits to become the artist I strive to be. What has been your favorite class during your years here? My favorite class I’ve taken would be printmaking because of the silkscreen process. Could you describe a favorite memory here […]


Q&A with Carmina Peña (BFA Graphic Design)

What attracted you to the Department of Art & Art History? My sister started school here at the University of Mississippi for Law Studies a year earlier than I so I knew a bit more about the campus and life at Ole Miss than at other schools. I ended up really liking the Art Department […]


Q&A with Amy Webb (BFA Painting)

What type of artwork do you create? I make oil paintings. Lately, my works focus on interior light as a subject. Could you explain your process? I often paint using a glazing method, where I paint in thin layers to establish depth over time. Which artists do you look to for inspiration? I am inspired […]


Q&A with Abbye Danielle (BFA Sculpture)

Which artists do you look to for inspiration? I look towards several different artists for inspiration, such as Roxy Paine, Yayoi Kusama, Sook Jin Jo, and Chiharu Shiota just to name a few. Which professors inspired you the most? Stacey Rathert goes above and beyond for all of her students and is one of my […]